窒素

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Chinese[edit]

obstruct; stop up plain; element
simp. and trad.
(窒素)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese  (ちっ) () (chisso).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

窒素

  1. (rare, chiefly Taiwanese Min Nan) nitrogen

Synonyms[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Chemical element
N Previous:  (たん) () (tanso) (C)
Next:  (さん) () (sanso) (O)
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Kanji in this term
ちつ > ちっ
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on’yomi

Etymology[edit]

From (chitsu, obstruction) +‎ (so, element), calque of Dutch stikstof (nitrogen; choke stuff). Compare also German Stickstoff, Luxembourgish Stéckstoff, Danish kvælstof.

Considered to be used first in Udagawa Yōan's (宇田川榕菴, 1798 – 1846) book Introduction to Chemistry (舎密開宗, Seimi Kaisō), a compilation of various scientific books translated from Dutch.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

窒素 (hiragana ちっそ, rōmaji chisso)

  1. nitrogen

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Korean: 질소 (jilso)
  • Min Nan: 窒素 (chek-sò͘, chit-sò͘)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9

Korean[edit]

Hanja in this term

Noun[edit]

窒素 (jilso) (hangeul 질소)

  1. Hanja form? of 질소, “nitrogen”.